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VLT spots the largest hypergiant star
Fuel for the black hole
On the trail of a disk around a star
AMBER observes a quasar in medium resolution
Is AMBER observing the formation of a planet ?
AMBER / VLTI switches to 3D
First Detailed Image of Disc around Young Star
Imaging the disk of a young massive star
AMBER discovers a companion to HD87643 by image-synthesis
AMBER observes Betelgeuse and reveals how supergiant stars lose mass
The spin-orbit alignment of the Fomalhaut planetary system probed by AMBER
First images obtained with AMBER
Tracing gas emission close to young stellar objects
A new Nova eruption followed by AMBER on the VLTI
AMBER scrutinizes the inner region of the young star MWC 147
New release of the AMBER DRS: 2.0
Astronomy & Astrophysics series of articles on first AMBER/VLTI results
AMBER Scientific Workshop
The Be star : Alpha Arae
Outcome of the 3rd commissioning run
AMBER scrutinizes the environment of stars
First AMBER astrophysical results presented at ESO conference
We wish you a merry christmas - and a happy new year !
AMBER second commissioning (15-26 Oct 2004)
AMBER has been commissionned with pair and triplet of 8m telescopes
Un téléobjectif géant pour observer le ciel...
Fringes have been recorded (23 March 2004)
First sky fringes (21 March 2004)
Letter of the PI to the AMBER team (21 March 2004)
First results of AMBER stability tests (20 March 2004)
Fringes alignment complete (16 March 2004)
First laboratory fringes on AMBER at Paranal (10 March 2004)
Welcome to the new AMBER web site
In short :
Friday 10 June
Faintest observations on a quasar
Wednesday 23 June
AMBER handed over to ESO
Thursday 17 September
New baselines for VLTI
Friday 27 February
AMBER open in H band medium resolution for P84
Monday 23 February
First stellar image from AMBER
Thursday 5 February
First image obtained with VLTI/AMBER
Thursday 13 March
Call for proposals P82
Tuesday 22 January
AMBER being upgraded
Wednesday 6 July
July 2005: AMBER team on the mountain
Thursday 23 December
December 2004: GTO team at Paranal

Astronomical community

AMBER Documents
Official ESO documents
AMBER Task Force
AMBER GTO status
PAC Documents
AMBER internal memos
AMBER Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO) Programme
PAE Documents
LAOG site for internal documentation

Commissioning documents
AMBER Commissioning Documents
Daily commissioning reports (COM3)
Daily commissioning reports (COM2)

AMBER pre-study
Étude préliminaire de l’instrument proche-infrarouge/rouge du VLTI et de GI2T (AMB-REP-001)
AMBER - The imaging and spectroscopic VLTI focal instrument (AMB-REP-002)
AMBER - Report to the Steering Committee of the VLTI enhancement tri-partite agreement (AMB-REP-003)
AMBER - ESO/VLTI Conceptual Design Review (AMB-REP-004)

Observing with AMBER
AMBER instrument forum @ESO
Backup targets for AMBER GTO visitors
Finding a calibration star for an AMBER observation
AMBER is now offered with 3 Auxiliary Telescopes (P79)
The AMBER ESO webpage
AMBER is now available for observing in the P76 ESO call for proposal

AMBER proposals selected by the OPC
AMBER proposals selected for P87 (Apr’11-Oct’11)
AMBER proposals selected for P86 (Oct’10-Mar’11)
AMBER proposals selected for P85 (Apr’10-Oct’10)
AMBER proposals selected for P84 (Oct’09-Mar’10)
AMBER proposals selected for P83 (Apr’09-Sep’09)
AMBER proposals selected for P82 (Oct’08-Mar’09)
AMBER proposals selected for P81 (Apr’08-Sep’08)
AMBER proposals selected for P80 (Oct’07-Mar’08)
AMBER proposals selected for P79 (Apr’07-Sep’07)
AMBER proposals selected for P78 (Oct’06-Mar’07)
AMBER proposals selected for P77 (Apr’06-Sep’06)
AMBER proposals selected for P76 (Oct05-Mar06)

Data Processing
Spectral Shifts Solved by ATF Run
AMBER bad pixel maps (BPMs) and flat field maps (FFMs)
AMBER Data Reduction Software
AMBER image interferences report

AMBER Data Reduction Workshop (AMB-DRWS04)
Amber Data Reduction Tutorial
Data Reduction Overview Presentation
Data Reduction Algorithm Presentation
P2PP Presentation
ASPRO Presentation
AMMYORICK Presentations
AMB-DRWS04 Data Reduction Workshop Final Announcement
AMB-DRWS04 working groups
AMB-DRWS04 final program
AMB-DRWS04 Workshop details (8/10/2004)

AMBER Science and Data Reduction JMMC Workshop, Grenoble, 21-22 Mar 2011 (AMBER-WS2011)
AMBER Science and Data Reduction JMMC Workshop (Grenoble, 21-22 Mar 2011)

LAOG Mini-workshop on AMBER Data Reduction
VLTI Status
AMBER status
Data Processing status
HD 104237
AMBER current performances
MWC 297
Gamma2 Velorum
Eta Carinae
CP -57° 2874

List of AMBER publications

Conference proceedings
AMBER at the "Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation" SPIE symposium
AMBER on the VLTI: data processing and calibration issues
Hot Stars with AMBER/VLTI
Wind and disk interaction in MWC 297

AMBEROK official document
Presentation and video clips of the AMBER workshop 2007 (previously "Program")
AMBER Scientific Workshop (Grenoble, 7-8 Mar 2007)
List of Hotels in Grenoble
Opening for a post-doctoral position on VLTI/AMBER observations
Contrat post-doctoral ouvert sur des observations VLTI/AMBER
Postdoctoral and Ph.D. positions in Infrared Interferometry at MPIFR (Bonn)

In short :
Saturday 12 February
AMBER data reduction workshop in 2011
Wednesday 26 January
AMBER switches to 3D
Wednesday 21 July
Release of AMBER data reduction package version 3.0
Saturday 20 September
Forum for support on AMBER data reduction
Wednesday 3 September
AMBER User manual for P83 available
Monday 11 August
Report of the AMBER Task Force
Wednesday 6 August
Science verification with AMBER+FINITO on UTs
Tuesday 8 July
amdlib 2.2 released
Saturday 1 March
AMBER User manual for P82 available
Monday 14 January
Two new AMBER papers

Public outreach

AMBER Consortium
Members of the AMBER team

Laboratories presentation
Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (version française)
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (version française)
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (English version)
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique Universitaire de Nice (version française)
Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (English version)
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory (English version)

Web sites
Site web du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (LAOG)
Web site of the Max-Planck Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR)
Site web de l’Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA)
Web site of the Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Site web du Laboratoire Universitaire d’Astrophysique de Nice (LUAN)

Additional information
Activités et équipes du Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (version française)

Picture Gallery
AMBER typical snapshots
AMBER screenshots
GTO observations 24/25 december 2004

Integration in Grenoble
"Making of" of the Amber movie
Guided tour of the AMBER instrument
General views of AMBER

Shipment to Paranal
Electronic Cabinet Installation in Paranal
Amber Shipment to Paranal
AMBER Unmount at Grenoble Observatory

Integration in Paranal
AMBER team at Paranal
VLT activities and sceneries during the AMBER integration
Host of AMBER: the VLTI
6. First observations
5. Global optical alignments
4. Installation of the cryogenic pipes
3. Installation of the spectrograph and the detector
2. Optical alignment of the warm optics
1. Mounting the warm optomecanics
The AMBER AIV web page by Andrea Richichi

First commissioning run
AMBER observes through three 8m telescopes simultaneously
First fringes with the VLT unit telescopes

Short presentation
Bref historique du projet instrumental AMBER
Les objectifs astrophysiques d’AMBER
Chiffres clés de l’instrument AMBER

VLT Interferometer
Histoire brève de l’interférométrie optique en astronomie
The Very Large Telescope Interferometer at ESO
Le mode interférométrique du Very Large Telescope européen

Press room

Press releases
Sharpest views of Betelgeuse reveal how supergiant stars lose mass.
Hundred metre virtual telescope captures unique detailed colour image.
Watching a ’New Star’ Make the Universe Dusty.
The Growing-up of a Star
Into the Chrysalis
Chronicle of a Death Foretold
The Sky Through Three Giant Eyes
ESO Press release "To Be or Not to Be: Is It All About Spinning?"
Communiqué de presse CNRS "Le disque autour des étoiles chaudes actives tourne bien comme les planètes autour du Soleil !"
ESO Press release: "Sharp Vision Reveals Intimacy of Stars"
Comunicato stampa INAF: "AMBER debutta scoprendo un sistema planetario nelle prime fasi di formazione"
MPIfR Pressemitteilung: "Blick auf die innerste Umgebung von Sternen - der Stoff, aus dem Planeten entstehen"
Communiqué de presse CNRS : "Coup d’œil sur la zone de formation des planètes autour d’une jeune étoile"
ESO press release: Adding New Colours to Interferometry
Communiqué de presse CNRS : Un téléobjectif géant pour observer le ciel
MPIfR Pressemitteilung: Superscharfer Infrarot-Blick auf die Sterne
Comunicato stampa INAF: Un teleobbiettivo gigante per osservare il cielo
Dossier de presse LAOG

Journal articles
AMBER/VLTI dans la revue l’Astronomie, sep. 2008
Alpha Arae dans "Ciel et Espace"
AMBER et WIRCAM font rougir l’Univers
Under the sign of Three: AMBER joins the VLTI
Pierre Antonelli: "Construire ensemble l’instrument focal AMBER"
Des instruments pour se rapprocher des étoiles
AMBER accentue les forces du Very Large Telecope
AMBER, the near-infrared / red VLTI focal instrument

Radio broadcasts
France Inter "Tout s’explique" (3 août 2004)

FILM : Un interféromètre pour observer la naissance des étoiles
FILM : l’instrument AMBER filmé par le CNRS

AMBER nominated for the "Prix des ingénieurs de l’année 2005"

In short :
Monday 5 December
AMBER in New Scientist
Monday 11 July
AMBER snapshots
Sunday 2 May
Movie about interferometry featuring AMBER (in French)
Monday 5 April
AMBER Press releases

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